We are in the midst of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, and you can commemorate this event in American History with Lake Land College
Throughout the month of March, Lake Land will host an exhibit from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum entitled, “To Kill and To Heal: Weapons and Medicine of the Civil War.” This exhibit will be on display at the Learning Resource Center.
A presentation, “War Weaponry and Innovations” will be hosted on Tuesday, March 19 from 11 a.m. to noon in Webb Hall, room 081.
Additionally, “Patriotism, Sentimentality, Yearning, and Loss: The Songs of the Civil War” will be presented by Nancy Caldwell, Lake Land College music instructor. This event will take place on Thursday, March 21 at 2:30 p.m. in Neal Hall, room 109.
During this session, participants will hear examples of Civil War songs and discuss their specific appeal to Americans during the war and beyond.
According to Caldwell, music was an important emotional outlet during the War.